Body Found After Swimmer Went Missing Near Grafton

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Body Found After Swimmer Went Missing Near Grafton

The body of a man missing since Saturday has been located in the Clarence River.

The man's body was located around 6am this morning.  Police were called after the body of a 76 year old man was found, a short distance from where he was believed to be last sighted in the river.

It is believed the man was camping with family members about 70km north-west of Grafton when he experienced difficulties whilst swimming on Saturday evening about 6pm.

Officers from Coffs Clarence LAC and the Marine Area Command with the assistance of local SES units, Westpac Rescue Helicopter and community volunteers had been searching for the man.

Police have spoken to witnesses and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

In a statement, Police said, they would like to thank emergency services, the media and the community for their assistance.